Burton, Gideon H.
Age: 23, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. A, 4th VT INF, 8/27/61 (8/27/61); pr 1LT, Co. C, 7/17/62 (9/29/62), resgd 2/14/63
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Birth: 1838, Bennington, VT
Death: Before 07/09/1904
Burial: Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
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DEAD ON FATHER'S GRAVE
Bennington, June 19 -- The body of Gideon Burton of Brooklyn, N. Y., was found lying on his father's grave in the cemetery of this village this morning. His death is is evidently suicide, as he placed the muzzle of a 38 caliber revolver in his mouth, and discharged it, death following instantly.
Mr. Burton is a native of this place and was a printer by trade. He went to New York about 20 years ago, but had resided in Brooklyn of late. He came here yesterday evening. He has a brother-in-law residing here, but did not visit him. He was last seen about 11 o'clock in the evening in a lunch cart. It is thought he went directly from there to the cemetery.
About three years ago a daughter of Mr. Burtons died, and he had suffered from Melanchia since that time. It is supposed that is the cause of the suicide. He is survived by a wife in Brooklyn.
Source: Barre Daily Times, June 20, 1904
Courtesy of Deanna French